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Track(s) taken from CDA66414

Morceau de lecture, Op 218


Fenwick Smith (flute), Martin Amlin (piano)
Recording details: June 1989
Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Produced by James Donohue
Engineered by Joel Gordon
Release date: June 1990
Total duration: 1 minutes 41 seconds


'Entrancing, enthralling, and entertaining … I shall not part with my copy until the Sheriff knocks at the door, and then only grudgingly!' (American Record Guide)

'An absolute classic, not only for Koechlin enthusiasts but for lovers of the flute and deft artistry' (Fanfare, USA)
In the Morceau de lecture, or sight-reading exercise, Koechlin combines rhythmic freedom with his customary metrical freedom to create a rhapsodic, improvisatory, wide-ranging line for the flute. The piece also compresses a remarkable intensity of expression into its brief length before sinking to a somber but tranquil close.

from notes by Fenwick Smith © 1990

Dans le Morceau de lecture, ou exercice de déchiffrage, Koechlin combine liberté rhythmique avec sa coutumière liberté métrique pour créer une ligne rhapsodique, improvisée, qui utilise le registre complet de la flûte. La pièce comprend une remarquable intensité d’expression en dépit de sa brieveté, avant de plonger dans une fin sombre mais tranquille.

extrait des notes rédigées par Fenwick Smith © 1990
Français: Anne Rousseau

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